Someone once looked at me and said “You’re hard to describe” and that’s the most accurate thing anyone has ever said about me. I’m an aspiring writer and a fitness and nutrition coach. A lover of television and literature. A weightlifter with a penchant for red lipstick. A homebody who loves to travel. A coffee drinker and whiskey lover. A small town girl who thrives in a big city. A Tennessee Vol who counts down to football season. An Enneagram 3 if there ever was one (I’m a 3w2).
William Faulkner said “If a story is in you, it has to come out.” It’s one of those things I innately believe, alongside with things like God works all things for his purpose (Romans 8:28), chicken is best when fried in a cast iron skillet (Grandma), miracles take a little time (Cinderella), and Paris is best explored on foot (Hemingway).
I believe wholeheartedly in following your intuition, even when it asks you to do something ludicrous. That’s generally when the best parts of our stories are written – right after we take a leap of faith without knowing how it all ends.
I invite you to take a leap with me – we’ll all find out how it ends together.
Top 8 Things You Should Know About Me
- I’m the founder and CEO of Strong By Sarah. I coach women to lead their best and healthiest lives through strength training and fueling their bodies with food.
- I’ve told stories my whole life. I spent most of my childhood writing and poorly illustrating stories about horses before I transitioned to fanfiction and television scripts.
- I grew up on Walton’s Mountain. Ever seen The Walton’s on TV? That’s exactly where I’m from. It hasn’t changed much.
- I discovered my love of fitness through first taking and then teaching barre classes. I taught barre for five years and even owned my own studio for a bit.
- I’m all Tennessee Vol. I graduated from the University of Tennessee with a degree in journalism in December 2010. Yes, I do have a Peyton Manning ‘16’ jersey.
- My all-time favorite books are The Sound and The Fury or Gone with the Wind. This should explain why I lost my turn to choose the book club book.
- I believe you can learn everything you need to know about life by watching Steel Magnolias.
- My love of London began when I was six years old, thanks to a baby sitter’s British mother. I would pack up my life (and my dog) and move there tomorrow if the opportunity presented itself.